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Beyond Casual – Fantastic Seafood in Augusta, Georgia

It is my favorite place for Fried Shrimp in the world. I am not sure how they do it, but Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar must have some secret ingredient, because this stuff is fantastic!

The shrimp is light and flaky and very fresh. I order either the Fried Shrimp Basket or the Shrimp Po Boy, and I always get the fries. Their cocktail sauce and tartar sauce must be made fresh everyday because it perfect for dipping shrimp and fries.

The restaurant itself is an experience. They say it is “Beyond Casual.” And what they mean by that… is that is you eat on picnic benches and can write on the walls. Graffiti is encouraged. I like to eat outside and don’t mind sharing a picnic table with strangers on crowded nights. They run all you can eat Crab Legs night – also super tasty – those nights I end up sharing a table sometimes. But that is just part of the fun. My husband loves the Beyond Burger. He says it is the best burger in town. The kids love playing outside and the grilled cheese sandwich and grits.

This picture is of my colleagues Anna and Katrina. We went to Rhinehart’s after a morning of canoeing the Augusta Canal. Yes – beyond casual also means you can come a little hot and sweaty.

Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar
3051 Washington Rd.
Augusta, Ga. 30909

May Survey's from Facebook Fans

Every Monday we survey our Facebook Fans. Here are some of the results of the surveys from this month.

Where can you get the best seafood in Augusta?

Island Seafood

Old McDonald’s Fish Camp

French Market Grille

Bonefish Grill (2 votes)

Rae’s Coastal Cafe (2 votes)

Sheehan’s Irish Pub (3 votes)

T’s Restaurant (4 votes)

And the winner is Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar with 6 votes.

Who serves the best Sunday brunch in Augusta?

Crums on Central

Manuel’s Bread Cafe

Casa Blanca Cafe

And the winner is The Partridge Inn with 3 votes.

What is your favorite thing to do in Augusta during the summer?

Attend events downtown

Hangout on the Riverwalk

Go to a GreenJackets baseball game (2 votes)

Augusta Canal Boat Tour (2 votes)

And the winner is Go to the lake with 10 votes.

Romantic Dinner at Calvert's

My husband and I decided to have a quite Christmas dinner alone, even if it was two days before Christmas. We have four families so Christmas can be a little crazy (yes, just like the movie Four Christmases!). One of our favorite restaurants is Calvert’s in Surrey Center. Usually we reserve fine dining experiences like those found at Calvert’s for special occasions, but we discovered they have a Sunset Dinner for Two special every night from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The special includes a salad, an entrée, and a dessert for both people! The cost is only $28.95! You just can’t beat that, especially because the food is delicious! One of the great things about the special is that you get to try something that is not on the menu. I had the seafood crepes (which were amazing) and my husband had the London broil (it melted in your mouth it was so tender). Then, for dessert we both had a flourless chocolate cake. It was delicious! Our waiter was so nice, she asked us about our Christmas plans and told us all about her daughter’s Christmas present this year, a puppy! We are big dog lovers so we enjoyed talking with her. Overall, the experience at Calvert’s is like no other. The restaurant has dim lighting with a candle on every table so it is a very romantic atmosphere. We are looking forward to returning soon!

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